Call for submissions: "Art For All" at three Danbury venues, deadlines in February and March

Text taken from the call for submissions:

"We're looking for artists who want to be part of a benefit art show that is a collaboration with the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury and The Mercurial Gallery.

Each artist will have an opportunity to submit ONE piece of original artwork to each of the 3 locations. That means 3 opportunities to show and possibly sell your work and 3 chances to win a $500 cash prize! (Limit 1 prize per artist)

Any type of art will be considered, we're encouraging painters, sculpters, photographers, etc.

Please follow this link to download a submission form or obtain a copy at any of the 3 locations in Danbury.

Art & Frame of Danbury, 60 Newtown Rd, Route 6 Plaza, Danbury CT, (203) 748-0197. Submission Deadline is Feb. 17, 2012

The Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, 87 West St. Danbury CT, (203) 798-2855. Submission Deadline if Feb. 23, 2012

The Mercurial Gallery, 11 Library Place, Danbury CT, (203) 417-2215. Submission Deadline is Mar. 2, 2012

There is a $15 submission fee for each one piece of work accepted at each gallery. Please be aware that the deadline for submission is different at each venue.

Some work may be relocated between galleries or even rejected due to size and space limitations.

All accepted work will be subject to judging and entered to win 1 of 3 $500 prizes which will be announced at the end of each reception. Artist does not have to be present to win."

Ruth Newquist featured in Hospice Art Show Friday, June 11

"National Arts Club"
© Ruth Newquist

Watercolorist and painter Ruth Newquist of Newtown is the featured artist at this year's The Art of Caring, the Regional Hospice Art Show. The annual event benefits Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, and takes place at 7 pm on Friday, June 11 at Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, 900 Ridgebury Rd., Ridgefield, CT.

Newquist's work often depicts New York cityscapes, and New England scenes. Her work takes those sunny afternoons walking down the street in SoHo, and freezes their light in time.

Clients who are among the over 100 participating include watercolorists Betty Clark and Vicki Stevens, and photographer Kyle Riordan of Danbury, and others (if you are included, please let me know asap, and I will add your name here.)

Hospice serves almost everyone in some way, and has a huge, positive impact on patients and families during extremely difficult times. This is the 25th anniversary of The Art of Caring. The Danbury News-Times did a story which can be read here.